Monday, 4 July 2016

Half way through

Well July and half way through the year already, where has the time gone.  The only day we have missed the rain was Tuesday over a week ago when I finally managed to empty the two large wooden troughs, reposition them, add new compost and plant up the roses and again yesterday Sunday. Unfortunately we had other plans away from home for most of the day.

We bought four new roses in total...these are two of them and the other two, well one was missing a label and the other is call Darcey Bussell, she is the deep Crimson one
they all smell lovely and have taken well to being put in the planters.

! A new love seat a early present from husband and the children has arrived too, but it is too wet to put it together outside!!!

Cucumbers are being picked every couple of days or so...they are thriving in the front porch

The quilt blocks are still awaiting to be finished mojo to do it at the moment....usual ups and downs in life putting a spanner in the works... Looking forward to the school holidays.....the kids are tired too and asking how many days until the holidays begin.

A lady at craft group has suggested I start a ETSY shop.....not sure if it is easy/straight forward enough....????if anyone has started a shop I would appreciate hearing about it and any advice you have.... I have loads I could de stash for sure!!!!

I have picked up a couple of vintage handmade quilts too..... One is very heavy and I am not sure what it is filled before I clean it I need to unpick it a bit and see if it needs dry cleaning rather than washing... Will show next time.

Well extremely unhelpful advice and criticism by mother in law to little miss during her Easter visit has totally demoralised my sweetheart on the sewing machine front.  Little miss has lost all her confidence and I am patiently trying to coax her back to sewing again.  I wouldn't mind but my mother in law hasn't used a sewing machine for over 60 years and makes nothing.......

On a happier note some little finds .....

a strawberry mini dish 

I have stuck magnets under this dish now and it makes a cute pin dish 

could not resist this cheeky chap 

I have a few blue glass dishes 
that belonged to my nan and this 
caught my eye so...

They are repairing the lane outside the house tonight  so 
we may have to play "musical beds " 
later and retire to the back of the house
as I imagine it will be noisey and lots
lights too. 
We are told the work starts at 6pm and is expected to 
Carry on until the early hours!!!

on that cheerful note ..until next time


  1. On the plus side at least you were given notice about the work so at least you can prepare for it. Love your finds, the blue glass is stunning. Such a shame your daughter has lost her confidence with the sewing machine, lets hope given time and lots of praise it will return.

  2. That's such a shame that your daughter has lost her confidence on the sewing machine, I'm sure she'll get it back with you as her mum, if anyone can inspire her I'm sure you will. Love your little treasures, especially the strawberry dish, isn't that pretty? Hope the weather improves soon, we're away on holiday at the moment and it's been awful here too.

  3. such a shame over your daughter but I am sure you can bring her round :-)

  4. I hope you can find just the fun, sweet project to get Little Miss back into sewing.
    Sweet finds you have.

  5. I'm so sorry your daughter has become disheartened. Please feel free to show her my wonky work....she's much better than I am with a sewing machine....and I'll be 60 this year!! She's definitely strides ahead of me! Love all your finds...especially the little pup. I had an Etsy more, as all I posted were things I'd made. I sold out and couldn't keep up. Took the fun out of it. I'd rather send things to friends.....but it's easy to set up....and if you have a lot of things....go for it! Best of luck!

  6. Such a shame for your daughter. I am sure that you will work on her confidence and sewing with her and that she will soon be back to it. As for an Etsy shop, it is a lot of work, and make sure that you charge enough to cover your costs and postage and packing costs and so on. Good luck!

  7. What an awful experience for your daughter. I'd be happy to post her some sewing bits if that would perhaps reboost her confidence a little. Send me an email if you're interested. Love the little bits you found I need to do a charity shop sweep xx

  8. Oh give Little Miss a hug and encouragement and I'm sure you will bring her round.x Loving the green strawberry dish. Our cucumbers are doing well, so many leaves I have to hunt for the little things!Love the wooden troughs.x

  9. I love your artwork and follow you pots this very minute!

  10. very beautiful and so lovely work :) i like your good idea ,Thanks for the inspiration!